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August 16, 2018
AAA ANNOUNCES CONTEST FOR MICHIGAN 8TH GRADERS
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CONTACT:  Susan Hiltz, Public Affairs Director, Michigan
AAA – The Auto Club Group
C: 586.940.0278 - slhiltz@aaamichigan.com
 
AAA ANNOUNCES CONTEST FOR MICHIGAN 8TH GRADERS
60 Students Will Win Free European River Cruise
 
DEARBORN, MI  (August 16, 2018) –  AAA will give Michigan eighth graders the chance to go on the trip of a lifetime. The Auto Club Group will hold a contest where the winners receive free round trip airfare to Amsterdam, travel insurance, money for passports, and a river cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium.
 
The Auto Club Group is partnering with AMA Waterways and Allianz Global Assistance to provide the trip. A total of 60 students in select states will be chosen to go on what AAA calls the “Discovery Crew” cruise.
 
The contest runs from August 21 – September 21, 2018.
Students can enter at AAA.com/DiscoveryCrew.
To be eligible, students must be:

  • Entering the 8th grade in good standing
  • At least 13 years old
  • Reside in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, or select areas of Illinois, Indiana, or Minnesota.
Winners will be selected based on:

  • A creative selfie, showcasing their love for travel
  • Their answers to three essay questions:
    1. Why do you want to go on this trip?
    2. How do rivers affect the communities through which they run?
    3. During the trip, you’ll meet many people. In what ways do you expect the people you meet to be similar to and different from yourself and your friends and family?
Winners will be notified beginning in October. Winning students get to bring one parent or legal guardian to serve as a chaperone. Each pair will share a cabin while sailing on the AMA Waterways “AmaDante” ship, from March 28 – April 4, 2019.
“This is the first time AAA has held a contest like this,” said Deborah Haas, Vice President, Travel Products and Services, AAA-The Auto Club Group.  “We truly want to inspire young travelers and make the world their classroom. The winners will explore beautiful destinations in The Netherlands and Belgium, learn about the people and their culture; and create memories that will last a lifetime.
“AAA is extremely excited to co-sponsor the contest and trip,” Haas continued. “This would not be possible without our travel partners AMA Waterways - who donated the cruise – and Allianz Global Assistance.”
 
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Contest Rules - No purchase necessary. Legal residents of specific zip codes served by The Auto Club Group within the United States who are at least 13 years old and who are 8th grade students in good standing at their school at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Contest ends 9/21/18. For official rules, prize descriptions, and eligible zip codes, visit AAA.com/DiscoveryCrew. Sponsors: The Auto Club Group, 1 Auto Club Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126. AmaWaterways, 26010 Mureau Road, Calabasas, CA 91302. Allianz Global Assistance (a brand of AGA Service Company), 9950 Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA 23233.
 
AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG).  Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.5 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 58 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
 
 

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.

About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose.


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